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Latin Dragon (2004)

A decorated war hero and covert agent, Danny Silva returns home to East L.A. and finds his neighborhood has been taken over by violent street gangs headed by the brutally corrupt Bishop Thorn.

Director:

Scott Thomas

Writers:

James Becket (story), Fabian Carrillo (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Fabian Carrillo ... Daniel Silva
Gary Busey ... Thorn
Lorenzo Lamas ... Frank
Robert LaSardo ... Paco
Joyce Giraud ... Claudia Sanchez
Luis Antonio Ramos ... Officer Rafael Silva
Pepe Serna ... Hector Sanchez
James Hong ... Mr. Rhee
Carlos Nicasio Carlos Nicasio ... Homeboy Gangbanger #1
Cristos ... Homeboy Gangbanger #2
Tony Perez ... Father Hernandez
Davenia McFadden Davenia McFadden ... Officer Washington
Deron McBee ... Mad Dog
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Monique Barajas Monique Barajas ... City Council Speaker
Luis Chávez ... Driver
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Storyline

In the grand tradition of the lone hero who mysteriously appears in a town desperate for help (think "Shane, "Billy Jack", "James Bond" and "Chinese Connection"), having survived a war and now serving the government as an undercover agent, Danny Silva takes on his biggest foe yet: the street gangs that have taken over his neighborhood. Unwilling to play by the rules set down by the criminals, Silva forgoes the use of guns and decides to battle the thugs with the strength of his fists, spirit and willpower, turning himself into a real-life, modern-day superhero. Packed with pulse pounding, adrenaline-filled action; "Latin Dragon" gives us our first mainstream Latino martial arts action hero. Written by Universal

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"Latin Dragon" gives us our first mainstream Latino martial arts action hero! See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language, sexuality and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

After the ending of the credits a clip of Thorn (Gary Busey) playing with two dolls is shown. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Final Move (2006) See more »

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I don't like that Raymond!
17 September 2004 | by tequila_mockingbirdSee all my reviews

This movie made me think of what it might be like if Ray Romano decided to do martial arts. Fabian Corillo looked just like Ray in that one where Ray was trying to act cool and got a tan and dyed his hair black.

Seriously, the acting was pretty bad, and the fighting was pretty... eh. The shots were edgy for the first 3 minutes and then they over-did it with 'edgy'. Then they over-did it with 'edgy'. Then they over-did it with 'edgy'. It was like a broken record with the speeding up and slowing down and almost stopping the camera. It's like back in school if you had the hyper kid running the movie projector. "Stop playing around Tommy!"

Still, there was some minor charm in this film. And to quote Jules Winnfield (Pulp Fiction), "Charm goes a long way." Still, watching it only one time would be fine with me.

Interesting house "the Dragon" has at the end. If you go for that "post-hurricane" look. Was that supposed to be his "Fortress of Solitude"??

If this comes to television, it's worth watching. In fact it has a made-for-TV look to it. 4/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La justicia del dragon See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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